6 Superb Responsive Front-end Frameworks

Web all over the world is going responsive. So pull up your socks and jog along, and begin your own ‘mobile-first’ mania with these choicest frameworks that are loved by millions:

1.    Skeleton

If you’re of the rugged variety and would rather stay away from all the unnecessary embellishments, get Skeleton.

This lightweight boilerplate is straightforward. There’s nothing in there but cold, clean lines of code and a responsive grid for you to play with.

Remember that it’s not a framework. But you can build beautifully upon this boilerplate.

2.    Foundation

Foundation 5.5 can be used across three verticals: websites, apps, and email. Feature-list of any one of those will put it on top of every framework list worth its salt.

It’s switched to jQuery 2, so you can wave a very relieved goodbye to Zepto. Significant addition to template library to kickstart designing, Libsass inclusion for added performance boost, navigation enhanced navigation tools (better drop-down menus and off-canvas navigation support), and generally awesome UI tools. Did I mention it also has best fluid layout grids available out there? It does.

It lives up to its name as the Freakin’ predecessor of all Frameworks.

3.    Bootstrap

You’ll love working on it.

This framework truly puts ‘mobile-first’ and you’ll find out while using its grid system for designing mobile-friendly layouts. Bootstrap 4 Alpha adopted Sass and did away with Less, has 12-column grids, supports media objects (unlike Foundation) which can be further aligned, nested, and customized. It supports all major mobile and desktop browsers.

It is sleek and intuitive.

4.    Titon Toolkit

Titon Toolkit is the perfect combination of beauty and brains.

This framework is smart and looks great. It is easy-to-use, has some great UI and page elements, no visual CSS which actually makes for better integration with existing designs. The library is full of all the resources you could need to build a responsive website.

5.    Base

Another brilliantly made project that came out of nowhere (read: GitHub).

Developed by Matthew Hartman, Base is simple and efficient. When it comes to the common elements of responsive design, it has all the bases covered (I couldn’t make that joke, sorry).

It says it is cross-browser compatible (including legacy browsers). Well, IE8+ compatible or not, it’s a very good framework to start out with.

6.    Kube

This is a no-nonsense, return-to-basics sort of framework.

All the basics (typography, flexbox grid, tables, buttons, etc) are covered. Basically, it’s an uber-functional, utilitarian front-end framework which makes for less distraction and more designing.

Talk about minimalist.